Adoption Support co-ordinator - Intercountry adoption
3 days per week (limited contract)
Salary:  £35,000
Closing date for applications:  Friday 7th April 2017
Interview date:  Tuesday 18th April 2017

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an innovative new project at IAC - The Centre for Adoption.

Under the Department for Education Regional Adoption Agencies Programme IAC has been awarded a grant to develop and deliver a national framework for intercountry adoption across England and Wales through the formation of an intercountry adoption regional adoption agency in collaboration with Voluntary Adoption Agencies across England and Wales with experience in and interest of intercountry adoption.

As part of the development IAC, as the lead agency, is seeking to appoint an Adoption Support Co-ordinator. This is a key role with the ICA RAA whose aim will be to work closely with the lead agency and with other adoption support providers to scope and develop support services across England and Wales for intercountry adoptive families and children.
The role is part time, 3 days per week, and will be based in Barnet, North London, but with travel around England anticipated. Initially this is a time-limited contract to 31 March 2018.

The ideal candidate for the role would:

• Have a minimum of 3 year’s senior practitioner experience within their organisation;
• Have experience of working in the field of adoption support and  of intercountry adoption;
• Have strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and experience of developing training programmes;
• Want to work as part of a team in an innovative and creative way;
• Be committed to developing high standards of practice for children and families.

For further information and an informal discussion please contact Jan Way, Development Manager:

Sessional social workers: London and surrounding counties
Salary: Competitive
Closing date for applications: Ongoing

IAC – The Centre for Adoption is currently looking to recruit experienced freelance social workers able to take work in the above locations assessing applicants applying to adopt children from overseas countries. Applicants must be self-motivated, able to work to deadlines and be flexible in meeting the needs of the applicants and the agency. Substantial experience in adoption work is essential. Experience of intercountry adoption assessment is desirable but not essential as training will be given.

In addition to adoption experience applicants interested in working for IAC – The Centre for Adoption should also have the following credentials:

• A Social Work Qualification
• Prior experience of professional report writing
• Must be registered with the HCPC
• Have access to own transport with a willingness to travel

Please send CV’s by email to, after which you may be invited for interview.


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